Paris, 23 December 2019

At a joint ceremony of the European Jewish Parliament (EJP) and the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) in Kiev, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, received the International Lifetime Achievement Award for his Combat Against Antisemitism.

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The Award ceremony, with: (left) Vadim Rabinovich, President of the 28-member-countries EJP
and leader of the Parliamentary opposition in Ukraine ; (centre) Dr. Shimon Samuels ;
(right) Dr. Michael Mirilashvili, President of the 37-member-countries EAJC.

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The International Award medal.

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Dr. Samuels' address on “Achievements and Best Practices in Combatting Antisemitism in 2019.”

The proceedings continued at Anatevka, a village outside Kiev that, over the past four years, has resettled Jewish refugees from the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A synagogue, a Jewish school and a growing medical rehabilitation centre make Anatevka a unique project in the diaspora. The site is also the burial place of Rabbi Mordechai Twersky, Maggid of Chernobyl.